EXCLUSIVE: Just over a week after Adam Kanter left CAA for Jeff Berg’s Resolution, Bourne Identity director Doug Liman has joined his longtime motion picture agent at the new firm. Liman is staying with CAA for TV. The Mr. And Mrs. Smith director is currently helming All You Need Is Kill with Tom Cruise for Warner Bros. After that, he has Everest lined up at Sony Pictures with Tom Hardy attached to play climber George Mallory; Liman is also a producer along with his Hypnotic partner David Bartis and Jennifer Klein. On the TV side, Liman is one of the executive producers of USA Network’s legal drama Suits, which was renewed in October for a third season. Liman and Bartis are also exec producers on USA’s Covert Affairs, which was renewed for a fourth season in September. With all that going on, it makes sense Liman would stay with CAA for TV at least for the time being — Resolution isn’t set up for that yet.
Other clients of Kanter’s at CAA included Peter Segal and Michael Ewing (Get Smart), filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, Entourage creator Doug Ellin, Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment (The Pursuit Of Happyness), Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), and Parenthood’s Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel among others. Berg is confident more than a few of those clients will join Liman and Kanter at Resolution. “We’re betting a lot of them,” he told Deadline’s Nikki Finke last week of how many of Kanter’s clients, as well as those of fellow recruited ex-CAA agent Martin Spencer’s clients, would be at Resolution in the near future.